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as the mayor of san francisco through the shootings there, and then the series of mass killings, the 101, the stockton, california, all of the assault weapon issues that arose in california made you the first advocate really. tell me about the history and what happened when you first went to the senate. >> it's a little bit more than being an advocate. we actually wrote that assault weapons bill. i came here. we set about writing a bill. i talked to senator biden about it. he was then chairman of the judiciary committee, and he laughed at me, and he said, diane, you're new here. wait until the gunners get hold of you. i said, joe, i'm going to do this as an amendment on your crime bill. i did. it wasn't -- there was no -- it was debated. there was a motion to table. we won the motion to table. chuck schumer did the bill in the house. both bills went through unamended, were signed by president clinton who mobilized people in the house, was very helpful and became the law for ten years. what we have been doing for more than a year now is going through that bill carefully, making improvemen
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